Going, Going ...Gone? The Most Abundant Tree in Hawaii Is Dying and There's No Cure in Sight
"Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death" has killed over 135,000 acres on the Big Island of Hawaii, and disappearance of Ōhi'a forests could have serious ramifications for watersheds and ecosystems in the state.
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But for native Hawaiians, who along with their ancestors revere the tree, vanishing Ōhi'a could mean the loss of a heritage that developed long before they had a written language.
In their latest episode, H2O Radio is reporting on this problem.
Read more about this ongoing issue on H20Rado.org.